Getting started with the Samsung Galaxy S6 review

The Galaxy S6 has been available for sale since this morning. Many people will therefore rush to their operator or their favorite store to get their hands on it. It's pretty understandable but if you want to know more before ordering, then this article should be of interest to you. You might even find it useful.

I spoke about it yesterday but Samsung organized a party last Wednesday dedicated to its two new phones. I took the opportunity to shoot a video quickly presenting the S6.

Getting Started With The Samsung Galaxy S6

The Galaxy S6 held in hand. Imposing, but not as much as you might think.

Moreover, if the subject interests you, know that my handling of the S6 Edge can be found here . And something tells me that we haven't finished talking about it …

Technical characteristics

You already know the song. Before going any further, we are going to take the time to look at the terminal's technical sheet.

The Galaxy S6 is equipped with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen capable of displaying a resolution of 2560 × 1440, for a pixel density of 577 ppi. It is powered by an Exynos 7 octo-core processor with 3 GB of RAM behind.

The storage space depends on the model chosen. It is basically available in three versions: 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Be careful, however, because they are not all available in France. You should also know that the terminal does not have a micro SD port and it will therefore not be possible to expand its memory.

Samsung has taken great care in the photo part. The S6 is equipped with a main sensor of 16 million pixels crowned with a stabilized optics capable of opening at f / 1.9, with a front camera of 5 million pixels as a bonus.

802.11ac WiFi responds, the same for Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and 4G. Finally, note that the phone has a 2,550 mAh battery compatible with wireless charging and fast charging.

Price side, it will cost 709 euros to get your hands on it. It is not cheap, it is true, but it is the usual price positioning.

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The Galaxy S6 in profile. It is very thin and it is not just an impression.

Design & Ergonomics

The lines of the Galaxy S6 are reminiscent of those of previous models, but the materials used in its design have absolutely nothing to do with those of the S5, S4 and all previous models.

Samsung has indeed set the bar very high on this side. He opted for a metal frame holding two tempered glass plates. Plates treated with Gorilla Glass 4 to improve their resistance to impacts, drops and scratches.

Glass and fingerprints rarely go hand in hand, however. And the Galaxy S6 is no exception to the rule. The phenomenon is however less conspicuous on the white and gold models.

If you can't stand it, you can also invest in protective films.

The ergonomics of the phone are similar to that of the S6 Edge. The power button is placed on the right edge, and the two dedicated buttons for volume control are on the other side.

The headphone jack and micro USB port are both on the bottom edge of the device, the exact opposite of the Nano SIM card door. The terminal also has an infra-red port and it can be used as a remote control.

There is another button below the screen. It conceals a fingerprint reader that works like the one on the S6 Edge. No need to run your finger in front of it, just put it on it for a few seconds. The manufacturer has also placed a sensitive button on each side to open multitasking and to return to the previous screen.

The photo module comes out a few millimeters but it's not really annoying. It comes with a dual LED flash and a heart rate monitor.

The Galaxy S6 looks a lot like its variation but it is not equipped with the same screen. Here, we are on a more traditional format but the finishes are nonetheless exemplary.

It's a good job and we're really light years away from what the S5 offered. Samsung seems determined to show its fangs and this is excellent news for all fans of the brand. And also for others.

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The Galaxy S6 photo module stands out a few millimeters. Blame it on optical stabilization.

First Impressions

I only spent a few minutes with the Galaxy S6. Time to shoot the video you will find at the end of the article. I can hardly judge its interest in such a short period of time.

However, it is really very close to its variation. At least in terms of finishes. And this is the problem because it will not make it easier for you to make your choice.

In any case, the S6 and the S6 Edge surprised me very pleasantly.

We are not going to lie to each other, the previous models were nothing unforgettable and it was enough to place the S5 next to an Xperia Z3 or an HTC One M8 to realize it. Plastic on top of the range is not a wise choice.

And even less since Chinese manufacturers have slashed prices.

But there, with these two terminals, the South Korean giant is undoubtedly back in the race. The S6 and S6 Edge are very impressive products. They're not perfect, that's right, but they don't have to be ashamed of their competition.

I'll stop there for now. I plan to shoot several focuses in the days and weeks to come, focuses that will focus in particular on the screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge, on its computing power, on its autonomy or on its skills in capturing images. .

As usual, if there are any points you wanted me to dig out, the comments are there for that.

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The lines of the Galaxy S6 are quite pretty to look at.

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